Every business needs custom apps
There are many business applications it makes sense to purchase as ready-to-use solutions.
For example, key systems – like enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management systems – perform common functions that require limited customization. Other jobs can be optimized using task-specific SaaS software apps.
Nevertheless, any organization that wants to best serve its customers will inevitably want to work differently from its competitors. And no business that wants to maximize its customer experience can ignore the importance of concentrating on its customer journeys, product personalization, and self-service apps. For this reason, every business needs to develop custom apps.
Thankfully, low-code, no-code, and codeless software platforms exist to meet that challenge.
Why businesses are investing in an Application Fabric
Digital businesses want to create as many applications as they need and change them as often as they like. Moreover, as they build out their applications, they want to ensure that data is managed and shared across applications, to avoid creating new data silos every time a new app is built.
Furthermore, to maintain operational integrity, its essential that applications can be retired without the removal of associated data causing other apps to fall over. This calls for a data management approach that safeguards shared data assets used by multiple apps. An application fabric combines the dexterity to grow and scale the number of custom apps created, without losing control over data or producing data silos.
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What is Encanvas AppFabric?
optionally Encanvas AppFabric serves the complete application lifecycle so you can design, publish and operate all your custom apps using common-to-all codeless tools. It lets you create thousands of apps and software bots and improve governance over the way your information is handled.
Using our point and click tools, you can speed up the time-to-market of apps without having to involve IT at every stage of development – but, in doing so, you don’t have to add risks to your IT architecture or create an unmanageable legacy.
AppFabric takes care of tedious time-consuming app dev, deployment, and operational governance tasks. It lets business analysts access the resources they need to make apps using no-code tools, without burdening the IT team, risking data quality, security, or brand continuity.
Encanvas AppFabric optionally includes PassPort™ advanced security, and Hyper-Drive plug-in technology. With Hyper-Drive, business analysts can integrate new data sources, advanced AI, data visualizations, and third-party applications into their business app designs without higher-level permissions or coding skills.
The job it does for you
Bridge between app design teams and IT
Bridge the gap between ‘the business’ and ‘IT’ by installing appropriate data governance and role responsibilities. Connect data silos and formalize the user experience, producing a unifying appstore.
Speed up time-to-value for new apps
✓ Remove technical obstacles to app design and deployment
✓ Encourage a ‘fail fast’ prototyping culture
✓ Master Data Management and web service strategies cascade robust IT platform support the long-tail of applications demands
Save time and cost of IT
AppFabric reduces the complexity and cost of IT resourcing by delivering an instant-on app infrastructure and sustaining it through its life cycle.
Create an integrated Single-Sign-On (SSO) experience for all apps developed on Encanvas.
Enhanced data security
Protect every identity, data endpoint and application with our advanced ready-to-deploy enterprise security posture
Maximize data value
Every app you publish on AppFabric adds to your single-version-of-the-truth data warehouse.
Replace shadow systems and data
Your enterprise has dozens of self-authored spreadsheets employed to underpin processes when apps fall short. With Encanvas AppFabric, create professional and secure apps, bringing your shadow data from out of the shadows.
Simplified one-button deployment
Streamline app publishing and set appropriate controls over design standards and data governance. Boost productivity, speed up results, and produce better apps. Meanwhile, Encanvas doesn’t skimp on platform functionality, data security, or scalability.
Encouraging a curious, innovative IT culture
AppFabric equips analysts with the means to ‘fail fast’ and prototype often, adopting our across-the-desk publishing approach. Encanvas gives business analysts the power of an app dev team through rapid prototyping and no need for code testing. Remove the complexity, costs, and risks associated with coding.
Simple integration with SSO
Improve user experience with Single-Sign-On (SSO). Minimize the time IT teams spend on managing User Permissions while maximizing the enforcement of data security and governance controls.
Improving user accessibility
Create new app components as part of a unifying ecosystem. Deliver instant access to the apps users care about. Establish role permissions, so users only see the apps relevant to their role activities.
Improving Data Security and Governance
Apps deployed to AppFabric can have many of their attributes enforced by IT Administrators, appropriately installing checks and balances between business application design analysts and IT.
IT admins can ensure IT policies around UI design templates, accessibility, security, data privacy, and operational behaviors, making sure they’re enforced for every published app.
Speed up time to market
AppFabric offers your business a simplified one-button deployment of new apps by installing the easy unified experience users want, all while ensuring IT teams have the means to enforce appropriate controls.
Replace shadow systems and data
There are dozens of self-authored spreadsheet apps across your enterprise, employed to underpin business processes where systems of record have failed to meet the needs of teams and users. With Encanvas AppFabric, you can build affordable enterprise apps that allow for your IT teams to serve situational needs, taking shadow data out of the shadows.
Prototype rapidly, but safely
Getting the balance between ‘IT’ and ‘the business’ right can be challenging. You want to give your business analysts the freedom to innovate, but IT needs to be the ultimate guardian of data. It’s so much easier when IT teams can establish and enforce brand, security, data governance, and brand rules. That’s what AppFabric does. It sets the balance and keeps the balance!
Enforce policies and standards
AppFabric ensures every app created using Encanvas follows your brand and IT policies while giving app designers the freedom to innovate.
Create enterprise scalable services
Every app deployed on AppFabric enjoys the massively scaling possibilities of the Encanvas Ecosystem, so simple apps designed for teams can unashamedly become global winners without adding risk or complexity.
Bored of SaaS anarchy?
SaaS apps are great, but when you need to use 3, 4, or 5 apps to get work done, suddenly best-in-class apps become a productivity blocker.
AppFabric creates an accessible and easy to manage home page for all of the apps needed for your business model. Its simple, scalable design means that it offers a great user experience no matter how many apps you use.
Integration that maximizes the value of data
Every app deployed on AppFabric connects to the Encanvas ecosystem. It means that all of your business data sources are tightly coupled in the data architecture, removing technical obstacles to creating apps while ensuring optimal data governance.
Power your Digital Transformation with an AppFabric
88% of organizations say they are already under-going a digital transformation
Middle-managers spend on avg, a quarter of their time searching for information... only to find that 50% of the data they find has no value
47% of job categories may be taken over by machines in the next two decades.
85% of businesses believe that cloud technology will transform their business or industry
On average over 60% of enterprise budget is spent on 'keeping the lights on' technology
40% of business managers cite a lack of urgency in the company as the biggest barrier to digital transformation
Source: 1. Altimeter Group Digital Transformation Survey 2. University of Oxford 3. Gartner (2112) 4. Gartner (2112) 5. Oxford Economics and SAP (2012) 6. MIT Sloan Mgmt. Review